In conjunction with the WNBA's Inspiring Women platform, the Minnesota Lynx today announced the 2013 "Inspiring Women" series. The platform celebrates the accomplishments of women throughout the state of Minnesota who inspire, motivate and encourage others around them through personal and professional leadership. Beginning in June, the Lynx will honor one woman per month during the 2013 season. Each winner will be awarded a team-autographed basketball and receive recognition on LynxBasketball.com as an opportunity to tell their story.
Minnesotas "Inspiring Women" series will honor its first nominee during the game against the San Antonio Silver Stars on Tuesday, June 11 at Target Center. Fans can now submit nominations of inspirational people from their lives by visiting the Community tab on LynxBasketball.com.
Last season in the teams inaugural year of the "Inspiring Women" platform, the Minnesota Lynx honored four individuals:
June Winner: Alicia Frosch was recognized for her passion about issues surrounding childhood education, disability rights, and empowering women. Alicia is the Racial Justice and Public Policy Program Coordinator at the YWCA where she works tirelessly to eliminate racism and empower women.
July Winner: Deborah Montgomery was honored for paving the way for police women by being the first woman to work patrol in St. Paul. She played a significant role for the International Association of Women Police as well as the National Association for the Advancement of Colored People.
August Winner: Lutricia Vincent was recognized for being a survivor. She beat breast cancer in 2011 but she did it without missing a beat. She continued to lead her sixth grade class at St. Paul Music Academy and attended Minnesota Lynx games as a season ticket member.
September Winner: Sona Mehring was honored for being the creator of CaringBridge.org after a personal situation inspired her to create a space where information could be shared with family and friends throughout the medical process.